Pallet Loads

Written by Yvette Dubel
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Using a plan can eliminate confusion when undertaking the tasks related to pallet loads. This information will help you understand how the cargo has been loaded. Size and orientation are vital factors in creating the ideal configuration. Perhaps some would argue that pallet loads begin with defining your cargo. This includes factoring in weight, as well as height and depth dimensions to finalize shipping cost. Once this is determined, the process is multiplied for each pallet load.

The next area demanding attention requires that you assign loading requirements for each pallet load. This can mean instructions such as "keep upright," "tail-load," "top-load" or "stackable." Then you need to assign priority codes for unloading multiple destination shipments. The goal here is to stomp out the damages frequently resulting from improper stacking or top-loading--as industry insiders know, this damage can cost a company thousands and thousands of dollars in lost revenue.

Consider Pallet Weights and Dimensions Carefully

When building pallets for repetitive shipments you may want to save pallets on a stand-alone basis. You can use software that will help define the outer dimensions needed to build loads for full containers. When you have your total criteria for that, you can combine it with the weight information and create new mixed cargo loads on pallets. Giving attention to these simple issues involving pallet loads can reduce shipping cost and maximize returns.

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